Marlborough Tramping Club

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Lots of folk making the trip up Tapi now that the road is open. Please, please remember to pay your hut fees. Whilst the cost of repairs to the Huts is not great the cost of helicopter trips to assess damage and to take up materials has made a fair dent in our funds. We rely on hut fees to keep the huts maintained for your use. Bank details are on our website and cards are at the huts.

Descending Mt Patriach





     Visitors  are most welcome to join us on our  tramps.   


Important details of what to do and what to take are below the itinerary.


A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 





Sun 4          Top Valley Track from Jubilee Flat                    BR 26           Easy +                      

     Jane Minto   578 7441       7.30am $13

Wed 7        Lakehead Hut:  Rotoiti BR 24 / BS 24                Easy             Jane Minto          

       578 7441         7am               $20

Sun 11       No tramp:  Any offers?

Wed 14     Boulder Forks Hut : Leatham BR 26                  Easy             Geoff Butcher           929 3299         8am      $18

Sat 17- Sun 18 Scott’s Knob: Overnight at Greig’s Hut  on Saturday  BS 25 F/E                  Jill Flint        577 6633

                   021 299 9435                                            Phone Jill for details

Sun 18       Club Members Barbecue at Murray Chapman’s home:     Waihopai Valley Road                 All welcome.  Meat and bread provided by club. Bring a salad or dessert to share, plus your own drinks and chairs.  This for your family as well.            From 4pm or earlier if you want a walk

Wed 21     Pizzas in the Park Walk or bike options starting from Rifle Range car park at 9am. 

       All welcome at Pollard Park, at 12 o’clock, for pizzas ($7 per person)       Phone Mary 5728762


Wed 4          Mount Baldy    BQ 27      Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7am       $10

Fri 6 -Sun 8  Thousand Acres Plateau: Overnight at Larrikin Creek Hut     BR 23                

Mod+  Kerry Millard         578 8836                     Phone Kerry for details

Wed 11     Speargrass Hut    BS 24                      Easy +       Roy Phillips                                       578 4830         7am               $20

Sun 15       Mount Royal from Wakamarina        BQ 27    Mod +   Paul Shipley        572 9347               6.30am $10

Wed 18     Glasgow Bay   (Port Underwood)     BQ 29    Mod      Alistair Matthews            578 2683               7.30am $17

Sat 21 -Sun 22    Private Property                       BS 26         F/E               Murray Chapman     572 4812         Phone Murray for details

Sun 22       St. Ronan’s Stream  (Exploration/recce)        BS 25           Mod                              Jane Minto   578 7441       7am       $20

Wed 25     Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay BQ 28   Easy+        Sue McKenzie 577 7001               7am                 $12 + $10 track pass

Sun 29       Captain’s Creek   BQ 27                     Mod          Paul Shipley                                      572 9347         7am               $16

FEBRUARY             Wed 1         Lees Creek BS 25              Mod      Geoff Butcher   929 3299               7am       $20

Sun 5          Powder Valley BS 25              Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7am       $20

Wed 8        Beebys Knob from Korere Tophouse Road  BR 25           Mod    Alistair Matthews                 578 2683       7am       $20

Saturday 11th Feb.  Mt Fishtail     Mod +    Depart 7am      Kerry Millard       578 8836        


Wed 15     Penzance to Elaine Bay   BP 28 Mod    Sue McKenzie      577 7001                       7am                 $20

Sat 18 -Sun 19  Private Property                         BS 26         Mod +         Murray Chapman     572 4812         Phone Murray for details

Wed 22     The Snout: Out along ridge, back via beach  BQ 29          Easy                               Jane Minto   578 7441       8am       $6

Sun 26       No tramp: Any offers?




  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park

  3. To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY 
  4.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  5. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  6. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  7. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  8. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  9. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  10. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  11.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to
  12.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

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Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

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